Holiday Fun Day 38—Celebrate New Year's early with the kids

There are plenty of fun activities for kids to welcome in the new year long before midnight here in Maryland. Here's a list of a few to check out today, Dec. 31, 2017.

Noontime New Years Port Discovery W

Midnight Noon
Make noise-makers and party favors, listen to the popular kids band Milkshake at 11:30 a.m., watch the ball drop and more. Free with $16.95-24.95 admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Check website for full schedule. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore. 410-545-5980,

Noontime New Year: Snow Ball
Games, crafts, a New Year's toast with milk and cookies, live music, and a balloon and confetti drop at noon! Costumes welcome. Check website for full schedule of events $14.95. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore.

NOON Year's Party
Calvert Marine Museum members can make a party hat, New Year's Wish Ornament, hear a special story and join the dance party with Bubbles. Toast in the NOON Year with sparkling ginger ale and fishy snacks. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.

Annapolis New Year's Eve Celebration
Face painting, obstacle course, moon bounce, live music and more. Family activities from 3-6 p.m. Fireworks at 5:30 (and midnight). Free. Ball fields behind Maryland Hall, Annapolis. 410-263-7997,

Read more about the Annapolis New Year's Eve celebration here.

EcoAdventures Presents: New Year's at Noon
Door prizes, giveaways, ball drop and more. Registration required. $13-15. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1:45-3:45 p.m. EcoAdventures, Millersville.

Midnight at 7
Ring in the New Year with an exciting fireworks display at 7pm. Walk through the Symphony of Lights, entertainment, music, food vendors, party favors and more. $15; ages 4 and under, free. 5-8pm. Symphony of Lights, Columbia. 410-740-7666,

Find more New Year's Eve events here.